Swedish Man Reads His Own Obituary In the Newspaper

Almost everyone has thought about what their obituary will say, but one Swedish man got to read it in a local newspaper after his 90-year-old sister mistakenly thought he died.

"Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated," Svensson joked to a reporter after the obituary was published.

Sven-Olof Svensson, 81, checked himself into a hospital on Christmas Eve because he was feeling "unwell." Later that day, his sister spoke with his doctors and somehow walked away with the impression that Svensson was dead.

She wrote an obituary for him that ran in the local Jonkopings-Posten on New Year's Eve.

They figured it out when a friend came to the hospital to pick up Svensson's belongings and found Svensson very much alive.

Svensson stoically told reporters that upon reading one's own obituary, "you don't feel much."

"We are all on the same road. Sooner or later you are going to end up in the obituary section. I've lived a fantastic long life, I'm 81 and can't complain about my age."

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